The Vision Council Releases New Digital Eye Strain, Blue Light Survey

Alexandria, VA (January, 2017) – The Vision Council has announced the results of a nationwide survey detailing the effects and implications of blue light—and available eyewear treatment options—as more than 165,000 attendees gather with the latest in technology at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show. As part of its ongoing … [Read more...]

January Is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Number of Glaucoma Cases Projected to Increase Significantly Due To Aging U.S. Population, Prevent Blindness Offers Free Educational Resources CHICAGO– Glaucoma, commonly referred to as the “sneak thief of sight,” currently affects nearly 3 million people ages 40 and older, according to the Prevent Blindness report, “Future of Vision: … [Read more...]

Eyecare Marketing Calendar 2017

Here is our annual Eyecare Professionals Marketing Calendar for 2017. We have added more fun and health events that can help you in your marketing and social media posts. Our objective is to help provide ECP's with engaging and shareable posts as well as educational opportunities. The calendar includes 1.) Events 2.) Health Holidays 3.) … [Read more...]

Report Shows Increase in Toy-related Injuries Treated in U.S. Emergency Rooms

Report Shows Increase in Toy-related Injuries Treated in U.S. Emergency Rooms. Prevent Blindness Offers Tips on How to Purchase Safe Toys and Gifts for Kids. December 2016)* – In 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated that hospital emergency rooms across the country treated 265,700 toy-related injuries, compared to … [Read more...]

Video: Changing Eye Color By Removal of Cosmetic Iris

Stephen Slade MD, cataract and LASIK specialist in Houston, Texas, www.visiontexas.com and www.lasercataractsurgery.com, presents a video showing the removal of iris implants for eye color. The patient had the implants done overseas, they are not approved in the US. The patient presented to us with with raised pressure, inflammation, loss of … [Read more...]

Healthy Vision Tip: Wear Sunglass Video

Sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, but their most important job is to protect your eyes from the sun's ultraviolet rays. This nice video is one eyecare professionals can capitalize on or to make your own about the importance of sunglasses with a little more depth. … [Read more...]

RightEye’s Eye-Tracking tests For Autism And Parkinson’s

Health tech innovator acquires license for leading tests that advance detection of autism in toddlers and 18 movement disorders in patients of all ages  WASHINGTON, 2016 — RightEye LLC, a health technology company using eye tracking to revolutionize vision performance and patient care, announced that it has acquired the exclusive rights to two … [Read more...]

It’s That Time Again: Dangers Of Halloween Contact Lenses

SAN FRANCISCO, 2016 : Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume's fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. This is why the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging Halloween shoppers to understand the risks of wearing over-the-counter contact … [Read more...]

Prevent Blindness Declares October as Contact Lens Safety Awareness

CHICAGO (Sept., 2016)* – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  approximately 41 million Americans wear contact lenses.  However, data from a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6532a2.htm) shows that of contact lens-related corneal infections reported to the U.S. Food and … [Read more...]

Signet Armorlite x MacuHealth: For Improved Patient Eye Health

Carlsbad, CA (September, 2016) – Signet Armorlite, Inc. is pleased to announce a co-marketing agreement with MacuHealth® LP to promote Kodak Total Blue™ Lens and MacuHealth with LMZ3. With the increased exposure to potentially damaging High Energy Visible (HEV) Blue Light, Signet Armorlite and MacuHealth recognize the need to provide a … [Read more...]

D-EYE Introduces App Version 2.0 for Enhanced Retinal Screening

Padova, Italy and Pasadena, Calif. – 2016 –D-EYE Srl, a pioneering developer of smartphone-based retinal screening, announced the introduction of its version 2.0 App for iPhones. The updated App, available as a free download from the Apple Store, enhances functionality, allowing healthcare practitioners to more easily screen for eye health … [Read more...]

Pacient.care: A Curated Portal Empowering People to Make Informed Health Care Decisions

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 brought a myriad of changes to the health care system, many of which are just now being realized. As consumers face increased out-of-pocket costs, higher deductibles, changes to Medicare, and the challenge of navigating health care exchanges for the first time, their need to be better informed … [Read more...]

Eye Safety On The Job Infographic

About 2,000 workers a day have eye injuries due to their jobs according to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 90% of the workplace eye injuries could have been prevented or have been less severe with a few safety precautions including safety goggles. Via Quill  … [Read more...]

10 Herbs For Healthy Vision

Eyes are not only the most crucial and sensitive organ in our bodies, it is also the most abused. Incorporating herbs into your daily diet will not only help do wonders to relieve them of fatigue but could also help protect them. Below are 10 herbs that can help maintain your eye health: 1. Milk Thistle-Milk Thistle has amazing antioxidant … [Read more...]

Something To Talk About: UV and Driving

We are all inundated with 'news' or noise, but this is an interesting eyecare health item that would be a good thing to speak with your patients about. While this is a PR piece for window tinting, it can also be used for sunglasses as who wants their face to look like this poster child trucker? Study Shows Need to Protect Eyes and Skin from Sun … [Read more...]